Research, researchers, and readers. Prologue : starting a research project -- Thinking in print : uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader : (re)creating your self and your audience --- Asking questions, finding answers. Prologue : planning your project -- From topics to questions -- From questions to problems -- From problems to sources -- Using sources --- Making a claim and supporting it. Prologue : pulling together your argument -- Making good arguments : an overview -- Claims -- Reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants --- Preparing to draft, drafting, and revising. Prologue : planning again -- Planning and drafting -- Revising your organization and argument -- Introductions and conclusions -- Communicating evidence visually -- Revising style : telling your story clearly --- Some last considerations. Since 1995, students, researchers, and professionals have turned to The Craft of Research for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively. Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams have completely revised and updated their classic handbook. The new edition will continue to help thousands of students and writers plan, carry out, and report on research to produce effective term papers, dissertations, articles, or books -- in any field, at any level.